Barbara has pledged to support this year’s Earth Hour to draw attention for the need for action on climate change.
World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour is a world-wide initiative that calls on people, businesses, iconic landmarks and local authorities to switch off their lights for one hour on 29 March from 8.30pm. The aim of the switch-off is to show concern about the importance of building a sustainable future for people and wildlife threatened by climate change.
“I am supporting World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour because I believe we need to do more to protect our natural environment. A mass switch-off for Earth Hour will send a strong message about the need for further international action to tackle climate change. It is also a reminder of the simple steps we can all take every day to help protect our world.
“Salford Council has already committed to reduce carbon emissions by 40% over five years. It would be great if the Town Hall and people across Salford showed support for the campaign by dimming the lights for an hour.
"I hope that many local people and businesses will join the world-wide “switch off” on 29th March."